Is Noel Gallagher getting soft in his old age?

His brother Liam would certainly agree. True, he doesn't exactly need encouragement to stick the boot in - but Oasis fans might agree with Liam on this occasion.

Noel has been credited as a 'lyricist and composer' on 'Walls', the new single by former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson.

Tomlinson has made no secret of his admiration for Oasis in the past, saying “Oasis are sick and we need more bands that don’t give a fuck like them in their prime”.

However, the feeling was not mutual; Noel made his feelings on 1D known in various interviews over the years, including one with Esquire in 2015 where he said: “Who gives a shit what f---ing One Direction do? Cocksuckers, all of them in rehab by the time they’re 30."

It seems that his feelings have mellowed, considering he gave Tomlinson permission to include elements of Oasis songs 'Acquiesce', 'Stop Crying Your Heart Out' and 'Cast No Shadow' on the track. It also means, of course, that as a credited songwriter on the track, he'll be included in any royalties payments.

Even Tomlinson admitted that he was 'surprised' when Gallagher gave his permission.

Liam, meanwhile, appears to be on a Twitter break but no doubt he'll have something to say about this.

Hear the song below: